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        Map of Massachusetts proper compiled from Actual Surveys made by Order of the General Court, and under the inspection of agents of their appointment

      [Boston: B. & J. Loring, 1801]. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, folded and mounted on linen. Publisher's paper label to verso, in good condition apart from some slight browning. Modern cloth chemise, within a morocco-backed cloth slipcase. 31 3/4 x 46 3/4 inches. A very rare and highly important early map of Massachusetts. The revised and much improved first "official" edition of the most important early map of Massachusetts. In three key ways, this edition is a great improvement over Osgood Carleton's 1798 original which was rejected for official sanction by the government of the Commonwealth. Firstly, the coastline and coastal islands have been more correctly rendered, largely due to the incorporation of information from the charts of Joseph Des Barres. Secondly, roads and streams that had been left incomplete in the earlier map were extended. Thirdly, some of the clutter of the 1798 map, engraved by Carleton's partner, John Norman, was removed, and the map is more attractive and informative, with a cleaner and crisper appearance. The history of the creation and publication of Carleton's map is interesting. There was a movement to create a state-sponsored map of Massachusetts as early as 1791. In 1795, after a failed attempt by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Osgood Carleton and John Norman signed a contract with the Commonwealth to create a state map based on surveys submitted by every town, with the entire map to be endorsed as to its quality by the state government. The map was produced in 1798, but it failed to win approval by the General Court which criticized Norman's engraving. The government asked Norman to redraw the map, although he had already printed 400 copies and went about marketing it without the official seal of approval from the Massachusetts government. Carleton, however, began to recompile the map and the firm of Callendar and Hill was contracted to engrave it. The present version of the map was approved by the General Court in 1801, and 500 copies were ordered to be printed. The map was published by B. & J. Loring in Boston, and offered (along with a companion map of Maine, which was then a constituent part of Massachusetts) at four dollars for a set, seven dollars if mounted on cloth with rollers, and eight dollars folded into cases. This copy of the map retains the publisher's original paper label, which forcefully asserts that this 1801 version of the Carleton map of Massachusetts, approved by the General Court, is "the only accurate one ever published of this state." The map is drawn on a scale of four miles to the inch, and gives a clear delineation of the boundaries and coastline of Massachusetts, and of the borders of each town in the state. The distance of each town from Boston and from their respective county seat is given, and major roads and streams are shown. Public and private institutions, including academies, meetinghouses, courthouses, etc., are located, as are topographical features such as mountains, ponds, rivers and streams. The cartouche, smaller in size and more attractive than that in the 1798 version, is still quite large, taking up much of the lower left corner of the map. It shows an Indian standing beside trees on a shoreline, with boats in the distant waters, and casks, anchors, nets, and a globe in the foreground. Danforth, 'The First Official Maps of Maine and Massachusetts,' in Imago Mundi 35 (1983), pp. 37-57; Krieger & Cobb, Mapping Boston, p. 52; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 400; Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp. 89-92

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        Reisen in Afrika, Egypten und Syrien, in den Jahren 1792 bis 1798. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von M. C. Sprengel

      Bln. u. Hamburg 1801.. Tit., 432 S. Mit 2 Kupfertaf. u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferkarte. Pbd. d. Zt. Rückenkanten stellenw., berieb. Einb. leicht fleckig. Henze I, 371ff.; Gay 43; Röhricht 1548; Kainbacher 60,3

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        A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurance

      1801. Burn, John Ilderton [1774?-1848]. A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurances. London, Printed: New-York, Re-Printed, for H. Caritat by G. & R. Waite, 1801. xiv, [2], 235 pp. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning to text, negligible foxing in places. Head of title page has early owner signature partially covered by small owner label (S. Henry Norris), interior otherwise clean. * Only edition, published the same year in London and New York. "[T]he author trusts he will not be thought presumptuous in stating, that a compendious digest, immediately calculated for the use of merchants and their agents, still remains a desideratum in the merchant's world. With a view to supply this deficiency, he commenced the following compilation": (vii). Burn was a barrister of the Inner Temple who published several law books. The appendix contains summaries of two recent English decisions, and the form of an insurance policy for a ship or goods. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7055.

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        L'ART DE FAIRE, GOUVERNER, ET PERFECTIONNER LES VINS. Edition originale, seule avouee par l'Auteur

      Paris, Delalain fils... quai des Augustins, no.29; de l'Imprimerie de Marchant, 1801.. FIRST EDITION 1801, French text, 8vo, pages: (4), 194, (2 - Table des chapitres), complete with half-title, bound in full calf, expertly rebacked, single gilt ruled border to covers, gilt rules to spine and gilt lettered black morocco label, original endpapers. Very small repairs to corners of covers, a few minor marks to covers, occasional small pale spot, mainly to margins, no inscriptions. A very good tight clean copy. The work covers viticulture, grape harvest, fermentation, casking, racking and fining, diseases of wine, its virtues, analyis of its constituents. The second issue does not mention the printer on the title page, the address of Delalain fils is No.38 and the pages are numbered to 196 including the Table, instead of 194. "C'est le premier grand traite d'oenologie de Chaptal". Oberle, page 533, No.949. On page 532 he reproduces the title pages of the two issues. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An Historical Survey of the Island of Saint Domingo, together with an Account of the Maroon Negroes in the Island of Jamaica and a History of the War in the West Indies, in 1793 and 1794

      John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London, 1801. Hardcover. Very Good. John Stockdale, 1801, v-xix, 443pp. 6 plates (3 other illustrations, map of Tobago, and large folding map of St. Domingo). Contemporary gray-green boards. Clean, unmarked pages. No foxing present. Spine lettering damaged. Book plate inside cover. Vol III of Edward's History of the West Indies. Sabin [21895] and 2190 (Yes, we have 2 copies in stock. This is the better one)

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        VOYAGES FROM MONTREAL ... TO THE FROZEN AND PACIFIC OCEANS

      London: Cadell & Davies, 1801. First Edition. Hardcover. Paper evenly browned. Good copy with a wonderful association. Quarto, bound in modern buckram; [4] viii, cxxxii, 412 pages + errata leaf. Field 967: "No writer upon the subject of Indian customs and peculiarities has given us a more minute, careful and interesting relation"; Hill, pp. 187-88: "This is the first and finest edition of one of the most important of Canadian books"; Howes M-133; New Howes M-133 "dd": "First crossing of the continent from ocean to ocean by a white man.... The account of the fur trade--first ever published--is attributed to Roderick Mackenzie"; Wagner-Camp 1: "Mackenzie was the first white man to cross the continent, and his journal of this expedition is of surpassing interest"; Wheat 251. One of the greatest books in the field of Travel and Exploration and a classic of Canadiana and Western Americana, this copy lacks the half title, as usual, and also the three maps which are represented by reduced blueprint copies provided by a previous owner, the famous Polar explorer and winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Adolphus W. Greely, whose bookplate graces the front pastedown. Greely has also made brief notes or marks on four pages. A lackluster copy, certainly, but with a distinguished provenance linking one of the greatest explorers of the 18th century to one of the greatest of the 19th century. Adolphus W. Greely, the Signal Corps' fifth Medal of Honor winner began his life of service on some of the Civil War's bloodiest battlefields - Balls Bluff, Antietam and Fredericksburg. After rising from Private to Sergeant in the 19th Massachusetts, Greely accepted a commission in the 81st Colored Troops in 1863. Lieutenant Greely, Regular Army, saw frontier service in places like Wyoming and Utah. In his spare time, he studied telegraph and electricity. The training served him well when he was detailed to the Signal Corps in 1867. After serving as a "trouble-shooter" in the construction of frontier telegraph lines, Greely volunteered in 1881, to lead an Arctic weather expedition. On a three year stint to Ellesmere Island near the north pole, Greely's party amassed a great deal of data on Arctic Weather and tidal conditions, but was almost wiped out when relief ships failed to reach them for two successive summers. When they were finally rescued on 22 June 1884, nineteen of Greely's 25-man crew had perished from starvation, drowning, hypothermia, and in one case, gunshot wounds from an execution ordered by Greely. The survivors were themselves near death, and one did die on the homeward journey. The returning survivors were venerated as heroes, though the heroism was tainted by sensational accusations of cannibalism during the remaining days of low food. In 1887 President Grover Cleveland advanced Greely from rank of Captain to Brigadier General with his Appointment as Chief Signal Officer. In the following years, Greely's innovation led to the military use of wireless telegraphy, the airplane, the automobile and other modern devices. Greely retired in 1908. After a trip around the world, he helped found the National Geographic Society and the first free public library in Washington, D.C. On his 91st birthday, March 27, 1935, Greely was presented with a special Medal of Honor for "his life of splendid public service." Greely died the following October and was buried with full honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

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        The Laws Respecting Tithes, Comprising All the Cases and Statutes

      1801. [Bird, James Barry]. The Laws Respecting Tithes: Comprising All the Cases and Statutes on the Subject of Tithes; Whether Great or Small, Personal Predial, Or Mixed; Particularly by and to Whom Tithes are Payable; How They are to be Set Out; How to be Recovered When Withheld; Likewise of the Discharge of Tithes by Composition, Modus, And Other Means; And of Leases and Agreements Concerning Tithes; Together with All Other Matters Necessary for the Information of Clergymen, Farmers, And Country Solicitors. London: Printed for W. Clarke and Sons, 1801. [viii], 95, [5] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to boards. Light rubbing to boards, minor wear to spine ends and corners. Some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An attractive copy. * Second edition. Bird produced a well-regarded series of handbooks on a broad rage of legal topics. The Law Respecting Tithes was not an exception. It went through six editions, the last on in 1817. All editions are scarce today. OCLC locates 6 copies of this title in North America, 1 of the second edition (at Georgetown Law School). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:32.

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        The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales, collected out of Ancient Manuscripts

      London.: Editors, 1801 1st ed, 3 vols, VG. 1801-1807. 3 volumes uniformly bound in contemporary calf honeycombed boards, gilt tooling at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. New calf spines, too style, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, decorative gilt tooling at turn-ins, blue marbled endpapers and text block edges, generally two text columns per page. Vol 1, Poetry, 1801, small bookseller label and armorial bookplate of R LL Lloyd to fpd, pencil notes to eps, [5], (vi-xxx), [2], [1], 2-384 pp. Vol 2, Prose, 1801, pencil notes to eps, [5], (vi-xi), [3], [1], 2-628 pp, some underlining. Vol 3, Prose, 1807, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-627 pp, some underlining. Minimal edge browning and spotting. Very rare to find all 3 volumes. (Brunet 1982. Libri Walliae 3014, 15, & 16. RT Jenkins 36A). Jones, literary patron and furrier, who in 1798 proposed an ambitious plan to publish, at his own expense, virtually the entire corpus of early and medieval Welsh texts in a series of volumes. In acknowledgement of this he was persuaded to give the venture the title Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales. William Owen Pughe was engaged as editor and Edward Williams was to search Wales for further manuscripts. The first two volumes appeared in 1801 and contained the earliest poems in Welsh, together with works by the poets of the princes and some of the chronicles. Thereafter Jones suffered business losses and was forced to halt the project for a while. In or about 1806 he married his maidservant Hannah Jane Jones (1772/3–1838), who bore two daughters and a son, the architect Owen Jones (1809–1874).A third volume of the Archaiology appeared in 1807; but by then Jones had quarrelled with Williams, and, following Pughe's departure to Denbighshire, he lost interest in the undertaking and no further volumes were published. See ODNB.

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        Six Picturesque Views in North Wales

      London: J Mawman, 1801 Six Picturesque Views in North Wales, engraved in Aquatinta by Alken, from drawings made on the spot: with poetical reflections on leaving that country: Has been rebound, in cloth keeping the original book in its rather poor wrappers but encased in the new binding, real gold title to spine. Internally, new brown endpapers, original brown paper wrappers a little chipped and marked, top corner missing, FEP worn at edges, some minimal foxing to front & rear blanks, text block edges uncut, 32 pp, 6 pl, printed by T Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London, with the label of Peter Bicknell to fpd. Plates are:Frontispiece of Bedgelert Church, Carnarvonshire by B Broughton/S Alken. Conway Castle, Pulpit of Hugh Llwyd Merionethshire, Pont y Pair Carnarvonshire, The Fall of the River Machno Carnarvonshire & finally Pont y Glynn Dyffis near Corwen, Rare. (Graesse 548. COPAC. WorldCat) Samuel Alken, who during the 1790s he aquatinted a large number of plates for sets and books of picturesque views in the lakes, Wales, Ireland, Switzerland, and other places. These included some of his own compositions and a set of aquatints of drawings by the great popularizer of picturesque scenery William Gilpin, published in 1794. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin - [Poems by George Canning, J. H. Frere, George Ellis, William Gifford and Others, Which Appeared in the Anti-Jacobin; Or, Weekly Examiner, Nov. 20, 1797-July 9, 1798]

      London, Printed For J. Wright, By W. Bulmer And Co. , 1801. 4th Edition. Description: 256 p. 30 cm. Subjects: English poetry--18th century. France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799--Poetry. Great Britain--Politics and government--1789-1820. Scattered marginal foxing to the preliminary and termainal pages - minor wear to the outer edge of the half-title. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Tales of Wonder; Written and Collected by M.G.Lewis, Esq. M.P., Author of The Monk, Castle Spectre, Love of Gain, &c. In Two Volumes.

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland Row, for the Author; and sold by J.Bell, No.148, Oxford Street, opposite New Bond Street. 1801 - First edition. Two volumes in one; octavo; [viii], 1-236, [viii], 237-482pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards (lightly rubbed, slight wear to extremities, small cracks to base of spine and front hinge, binding still firmly secure); flat spine with gilt rolls and gilt-lettered green leather title label; bookplate of Fasque House to front endpaper, very feint occasional foxing but overall a clean fresh copy. Lewis's collection of Gothic poetry was the first anthology of its kind, bringing his own work together with pieces by Walter Scott, Robert Southey and others. Very good, wide margined copy of this first edition, with bookplate of Fasque House, family home of the Gladstones from the 1820s to the 1930s. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- Vol. V-1801- Acts Passed At The First and Second Sessions of the Sixth Congress of the United States

      New Jersey Ave, Washington City: Samuel Harrison Smith, 1801. THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- Vol. V-1801- Acts Passed At The First and Second Sessions of the Sixth Congress of the United States: Covering Sessions: Dec 2,1799 to Nov 4, 1800.- Printed in 1801- on title page- Samuel Harrison Smith- New Jersey Ave, Washington City-Near the Capitol.- Signed by Captain Ephraim H. Mahurin x 2 (War of 1812) and son James H. Mahurin- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genjournalz/mahurin.html- Hardcover:-8vo-Good/ no jacket as issued- original full calf leather, rubbed and soiled-but tight and maroon leather with gilt paste-on title on spine still complete and legible- [i-iii], [1-3], 4-223, [i], ii-vii, [225-227], 228-352, [i], ii-iv, [1-22- index], blank blank., are age toned, some light dampstains in some margins, edges have some light staining as do covers- possible bloodstains, please note inscription on first blank- 2 signatures by Mahurin, one dated April 11 th, 1811, his stamp, again his signature and Columbia, NH- and "....taken from S. [Samuel] Hugh's _____, (body?)- [did he recover his property?], Aug. 10, 1812.- Quite possible, since this book went through the War of 1812- Inscription on 1st rear blank- "Thomas Truxton (crossed out) again Thomas Truxton (again crossed out) and Alexander Truman (partly crossed out)...for value received, payment received."- Truxton being of course future Admiral Thomas Truxton (http://bing.search.sympatico.ca/?q=thomas%20truxton&mkt=en-ca&setLang=en-CA) but, who was a privateer during the War of 1812. Quite possible a debt Mahurin occured, but more likely a debt Truxton had occured and the debt was crossed out by Mahurin. Fascinating! Also- It was resolved on Dec 24, 1799 to erect a marble statue to Washington and under it interre his body (page 208-210)....and......"...that the President of the United States be requested to direct a copy of these resolutions to be transmitted to Mrs. Washington........"- Now, this copy has written in ink on front cover...."Proceedings of the Sixth Congress of the United States at............[some words are extremely difficult to make out] at bottom very faintly a signature. (Looks like John ????) and , on rear cover, quite plainly "----? [Dedicated to] Gen. George Washington, the Father of Our Country."- Fep is partially adhered to inner front cover pastedown, but has possibilities of being lifted by careful methods. Clearly, a 200th anniversary piece of Americana from 1812 and on the death of Washington and the 6th Congress. Non-fiction-history-US-laws-government-congress-Washington-Adams-Marshall-Americana. Rare!- (3178). Signed by Historical Persons. 1st Edition-1st Printing. Leather. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Association Copy.

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        Sezioni coniche di Antonio Cagnoli.

      In Modena, Anno X Rep. (1801-180 2). In 8vo grande (cm. 20,4); mz. pelle dell?Ottocento; pp. VII (1), 230 (2) + 7 tavole ripiegate. Bella copia stampata su carta azzurra.

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        A Journey from London to the Isle of Wight

      98, Pall-Mall, London: Edward Harding, 1801 2 Vols bound as 1, 2 maps, 47 pls, 1st ed, G . In 20c half calf with blue marbled boards, some blind tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and brushed. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to leather labels. Internally, new endpapers, bookplate to fpd, bookplate to fep (Harry B Dutton), half title and folding map frontis present, [5], (vi-ix), [3], [1], 2-205 pp, [1], 27 pls (of 27), 1 map. Half title and map frontis present, [8], [1], 2-217 pp, [1], [2] adverts, 1 map, 20 plates (of 20, with 1 folding), the plate of William Chillingworth as usual replaced with one of William Harvey, printed by Wilson and Co, Oriental Press, Wild-Court, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Some browning and light spotting, come corners a little dog-earred, maps coloured at outline. This title was completed by his son David Pennant. The narrative of a tour from the Isle of Wight to Land's End was projected, but apparently not published. (Lowndes 1824. Allibone 1554. Graesse 192. Brunet 879) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose later tours were edited by his son David, and published posthumously: A Journey from London to the Isle of Wight (1801); A Tour from Downing to Alston Moor (1801); and A Tour from Alston Moor to Harrowgate and Brimham Crags (1804). See ODNB.

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        Allmän catalog öfver de uti Sverige och Finland ifrån början af detta århundrade utkomna böcker och skrifter, i systematisk ordning författad, och enligt kongl.

      maj:ts nådigste stadgande, utgifven af Boktryckeri-societeten. 1801-1805. I:[1-5]. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet respektive C. F. Marquard respektive P. Sohm respektive H. A. Nordström respektive J. A. Carlbohm, 1806-08. 8:o. (16),56 + (6),87 + (6),65 + (6),56 + (8),71 s. Trevligt mörkbrunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett och gammalt övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade (Johanna Röjgård). Fin inlaga med några enstaka understrykningar i blyerts. En del minimala revor, pappersförluster och hål i marginalerna. Fint ex.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 119. Allt som utkom. De första två delarna redigerades av P. Malmström och de tre sista av P. A. Wallmark. En fortsättning för åren 1806-07 utarbetades av P. V. Tholander, men trycktes aldrig

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        The American Herbal, or Materia Medica. wherein the virtues of the mineral, vegetable, and animal productions of North and South America are laid open, so far as they are known; and their uses in the practice of physic and surgery exhibited

      Walpole: Printed by David Carlisle, for Thomas & Thomas, and the Author, 1801. 12mo. (6 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches). 360pp. (Minor browning and staining). Contemporary sheep, expertly rebacked to style, spine in compartments with gilt filets, black morocco label in the second compartment. A rare early American work of medical botany and "the first herbal both produced and printed in the United States" (Norman). Stearns was an important early American botanist, physician, and astronomer. He practiced medicine first in Worcester, then in New York, and finally in Brattleboro, Vermont. He published the first American nautical almanac in 1782 and was editor of the Philadelphia Magazine. Norman describes the present work as the "first herbal both produced and printed in the United States." Interestingly, the work includes information on Native American remedies. Shaw & Shoemaker 1352; Austin 1818; Taxonomic Literature 12843; Sabin 90959; Norman 2008; Howes S911; Cleveland Botanical Collections 669; Atwater 3328.

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        Magazin für die gesammte Mineralogie, Geognosie und mineralogische Erdbeschreibung

      Verfasst von einer Gesellschaft Gelehrten und herausgegeben von... Four folding engraved plates. Four parts in one vol. [all published]. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards (occasional minor dampstaining, first 40 leaves with two unimportant wormholes in lower outer margin), spine gilt, black leather lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Roch, 1801. First edition, all published, of this important mineralogical and geological journal; this set comes from the library of the great geologist and mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817), professor at the famous Freiberg Bergakademie. According to D.S.B., VI, p. 456, this is the first "special periodical for geology and mineralogy...Despite the recognition it received, it ceased publication on the death of its publisher." Some of the contributors include Ernst Friedrich von Schlotheim, Reuss, Vauquelin, Klaproth, Wiedemann, and other notable scientists. This journal offers a remarkable view of the ferment which the fields of geology and mineralogy were undergoing during this period. Apart from the scholarly articles, Hoff also publishes "Letters to the Editor," notes of current activities, notices of position changes in institutions, obituaries, reviews of recently published books and articles, and accounts of the trade amongst collectors of minerals. Hoff (1771-1837), a distinguished diplomat in Gotha's civil service, also "accomplished first-rate work in a totally different field -- scientific research, notably in geology and geography. Indeed, he introduced a new epoch of geological study which continues still."-ibid., pp. 455-58. Very good set. Stamp on verso of first title "Werners Nachlass." .

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        Voyage forcé de Naples; par le Citoyen M***.

      chez Desenne s.a. (1801 ca.). Cm. 19,5, pp. (2) iv, 188. Solida ed elegante legatura di metà ottocento in mezza pelle a fascia larga e con ampie punte. Dorso a nervi con titoli in oro; piatti e sguardie marmorizzate, taglio di testa dorato. Ottima conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questa relazione anonima offerta da un armatore francese fatto prigioniero dagli inglesi e consegnato alle autorità napoletane. La descrizione è cruda ed impietosa, dai toni spesso molto accesi: "Nulle ville en Europe ne présente la nature humaine dans un tel état d'opprobre et d'abjection. Certainement, mon ami, les habitans les plus misérables de nos fauburgs béniroient leur sort, s'ils pouvoient etre les témoins de cette horrible pauvreté...". Molto spazio è riservato alla descrizione dei "Lazzaroni" i quali, organizzati in bande, padroneggiavano in città. Raro e sconosciuto a molta bibliografia tematica.

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        Malus coronaria. Pommier odorant. Malus Dioica. Pommier Dioique

      Paris.. Ca. 1801- 1819.. Stipple engraving printed in color with added hand color, plate 12 x 9 inches on sheet 16 x 10 inches. A couple of light foxing spots, scarcely visible. Very good condition. An exquisite image of a crabapple branch with fruit and botanical details by Pancrace Bessa, one of France's foremost botanical artists of the 19th century. This fine example of botanical art was published in "Traite des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on cultive en france en pleine terre. Seconde edition 'nouveau Duhamel' considerablement augmentee" (Dunthorne 243) which documented trees and shrubs cultivated in France. This is plate 44 from Volume 6. .

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        The Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin

      London: for J. Wright, by W. Bulmer and Co.,, 1801. Fourth Edition. Quarto (282 × 225 mm). Bound c.1900 by P. Riach in brown crushed morocco, sides panelled in gilt and in black, spine gilt-lettered direct between raised bands and dated in gilt at foot, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Extra illustrated with 106 contemporary engraved views, portraits, and caricatures, 8 with contemporary hand-colouring, including 6 hand-coloured engraved plates after Gillray. Bookplates of Charles Butler, Warren Wood, Hartfield, and of Eric Quayle. Some occasional rubbing, minor foxing throughout, otherwise a very good copy. The Anti-Jacobin was a unique project, a journal to commend the policies of Pitt's government and condemn the revolutionary cause. Its editor was William Gifford, and the main collaborators were George Canning, John Hookham Frere, and Charles Ellis. The original periodical appeared every Monday from 20 November 1797 to 9 July 1798. It owed much of its fame to verses written by Canning in whole or part, some of them parodies of poets who supported the opposition, especially some wicked stabs at Robert Southey. This selection of poetry from the journal was first published in a single octavo volume, 1799. Expanded here to large paper quarto format printed in Bulmer's handsome type, and Grangerised by the addition of numerous portraits and plates, it forms a very impressive volume.

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        The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies (In 3 Volumes)

      John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1801. Leather Bound. Very Good. London: John Stockdale, Picadilly. 1793-1801. Collated. Volume 1: Preface (8pp.) [i-xxxvi] (9-494) 12 plates. Volume 2: (1-520) 4 plates. Volume 3 (An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo): [v-xix] (3-443) 6 plates. Folio. 3 volumes fully bound in modern brown, period-style leather. Gilt stamped title and volume number over red Morocco leather title plate on spine of each volume. Tight bindings and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Light rubbing to boards. Minor bumping to corners. New endpapers. Volume 1 interior: Slight discoloration around inside of front board. 2 light notations inside front board relating to volumes contents on pages 403 and 435. Inner endpaper has detached, but remains intact. Notation referring to page 357 on other side of end paper. Minor chipping to pages throughout. Minimal discoloration. Newspaper article (Colonization Herald) from 1861 referring to the British West India Islands has been affixed to a blank page adjacent to the list of maps and plates. Minor discoloration from adhesive. Minor chipping to General Map of the West Indies. Segments have been repaired with adhesive parchment. Map of Jamaica is in nearly perfect condition. Segment from an 1878 edition of the New York Herald featuring a map relating to the "Negro Insurrection at St. Croix, W.I." has been affixed adjacent to the Map of the Virgin Islands, page 457. Loose blank page at end of volume. Overall, text is crisp and text block is good. Illustrations are bright and clear. Copperplate illustrations are protected with tissue guards. Volume 2 interior: Slight discoloration around inside of front board. 2 light notations inside front board relating to volumes contents on pages 121 and (62?). Minor chipping throughout. Notation in lower margin on page 7. Underlining on pages 8, 49 and 59. Underlining in red on pages, 63, 64, and 67. Notation in right margin on page 67. Light staining at bottom of pages 91 and 92. Underlining on page 135. Slight discoloration to final 2 pages. Overall, text is crisp and text block is good. Illustrations are bright and clear. Copperplate illustrations are protected with tissue guards. Volume 3 interior: First page after end paper is torn in several places. It contains notations referring to pages 36, 110, 157 and 207. Minor chipping throughout. light damp stain to title page. minor staining from copperplate engraving on adjacent page. Underlining on pages 21 and 32. Underlining in red on page 36. Notation in left margin on page 82. Notation in right margin on page 87. Slight chipping and staining to Map of St. Domingo. Segment affixed to text has been repaired with a large piece of blue parchment. Entire map is discernible and legible. Notation in right margin on page 243. Underlining on pages 401 and 406. Light staining to top of back end paper. Overall, text is crisp and text block is good. Illustrations are bright and clear. Copperplate illustrations are protected with tissue guards. Bryan Edwards was a renown English politician and historian, and a strong supporter of the slave trade. Originally published in 1793, the first two volumes were History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. In 1797, a companion volume, Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo was released. In the 1794 edition, both titles were consolidated into a three volume collection. They provide a comprehensive account of the colonial histories of several islands, including source documents, detailed maps, letters and ledgers. This has been translated into German and, in part, into French and Spanish. A fifth edition was issued in 1819. This rare 3 volume collection is complete, in tact, and well-preserved. Please feel free to view our pictures of this lovely set.

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        The Poetical Works Of John Milton. In Six Volumes. With The Principal Notes Of Various Commentators. To Which Are Added Illustrations, With Some Account Of The Life Of Milton. By The Rev. Henry John Todd, M.A

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, W.J. and J. Richardson et al, 1801. First Todd edition. Hardcover. Contemporary quarter polished brown calf and marbled boards. Very good. 6 vols/No Dust Jacket. 27.5 x 18 cm. Steel engraved frontispiece of Milton. Large Paper Edition. Extensive Appendix. LOWNDES III, P. 1555. DIBDiN [LIBRARY COMPANION]. pp.704-705. " ....what has been said of Mr. Todd's Spenser may be said of his Milton.....I consider the LARGE PAPER copies of this performance as an indispensable ornament of a noble library." CBEL Vol. 7, p.138. "But the magnificence of his poetical command of the language in which he writes has only to be perceived in order to carry all before it." [George Saintsbury]. A few joints cracked but firm, scattered light toning, wide text margins, some corner wear, armorial bookplate, marbled endpapers.

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In which the Coast of North-West America has been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed,

      London: John Stockdale, , 1801. undertaken by His Majesty's Command, Principally with a View to Ascertain the Existence of any Navigable Communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of war and Armed Tender Chatham, under the Command of Captain George Vancouver. a New Edition, with Corrections … 7 volumes, 6 octavo text volumes (220 × 138 mm) and quarto atlas of plates and maps (284 × 235 mm). Early twentieth-century red half morocco on matching linen boards for Charles E. Lauriat, title gilt direct to spines, raised bands, top edges gilt, the others uncut, marbled endpapers Atlas containing 2 large folding maps and 17 plates. An excellent untrimmed set, the plates bound flat rather than folded as usual, plainly but pleasingly presented, minor shelf-wear, light browning only. First octavo edition. "This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge" (Hill). George Vancouver (1758-1798) had accompanied Cook in the Resolution on his second voyage, in the Discovery on his final voyage, and had seen naval warfare with Rodney in the West Indies in 1782. In 1790 it was decided to negotiate the return of Nootka Sound (Vancouver Island, British Columbia) from the Spanish and make an accurate survey of the coast northwards from the 30th degree of north latitude. "As the route was left to his own judgement, he followed Cook's teaching and went westward, touching at the Cape of Good Hope, surveying the south-west coast of Australia, where he discovered and named King George's Sound, Mount Gardner, Cape Hood, and other points in that neighbourhood. Then passing on to New Zealand, he examined the recesses of Dusky Bay, and where Cook had marked on the chart 'Nobody knows what,' he substituted a correct coast-line and the name 'Somebody knows what.' He reached Tahiti on 30 Dec. 1791, and in the following year, after the necessary formalities at Nootka, he examined the strait of San Juan de Fuca, discovered the gulf of Georgia, and, passing on, circumnavigated the large island which has since borne his name. The two following years he continued his examination of the coast from San Francisco, northwards, which, for the first time he accurately delineated. In 1795 he returned to England, by Valparaíso, Cape Horn, and St. Helena" (DNB). Vancouver died before he could edit his narrative, which was prepared for the press by his brother John, and Capt. Peter Puget. He has perhaps been overshadowed by the hydrographic brilliance of Cook, but Hill reminds us that "the voyage was remarkable for the accuracy of its surveys, the charts of the coasts surveyed needing little improvement to the present day. When Charles Wilkes resurveyed Puget Sound in 1841, he was amazed at the accuracy Vancouver had achieved under such adverse conditions and despite his failing health. Well into the 1880s Vancouver's charts of the Alaskan coast remained the accepted standard." Near contemporary ownership inscriptions of the Rev. Wilson Pedder to the initial blanks in each volume; atlas volume titled on the initial blank in a contemporary hand; bookplates "Ex Libris Crandon" - perhaps Dr. Le Roi Goddard Crandon, Boston surgeon and socialite, and husband of the notorious medium Mina Crandon - to the front pastedowns.

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; in Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed Etc

      London: John Stockdale, 1801. Six volumes complete - Volume One - 410pp [ie. 406 with pages 29-32 omitted]; Volume Two - [2], 418pp; Volume Three - [2], 435pp, [1]; Volume Four - [2], 417pp, [1]; Volume Five - [2], 454pp and Volume Six - [2], 412pp, [2]. Uniform half morocco and marbled paper over boards, smooth backs divided into six panels by a rope roll bordered by single fillets, title to second panel, author to fourth, remaining panels with central wheel device, all in gilt. Externally fine, internally some light browning and occasional very light spotting, plates and maps again with some light browning, spotting and offsetting, previous owners name to ffep, but generally quite bright and clean. Large folding map with repairs to reverse and now lightly washed and remounted, paper flaw with loss to margin of H1 in volume two and Cc2 in volume four, Cc2 in volume four also has a small closed tear. Complete with a total of nineteen maps and views bound in. Vancouver had sailed with Cook on his second and third voyages, and was "made commander of a grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain's rights, resulting from the Nootka Convention, at Nootka Sound; to thoroughly examine the coast south of 60o in order to find a possible passage to the Atlantic; and to learn what establishments had been founded by other powers. This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge" (Hill page 623). Ferguson I:339; Cox II:30-31; Howgego I:V13; Howes V23; Hill 1754. Second Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Opuscules Physiques Et Chimiques

      A Paris: Chez Deterville, 1801. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. xxx, 443 pp., [3]. French. Second edition. Quarter bound in contemporary leather. Marbled boards. Red spine label with gilt lettering. Five gilt trimmed raised bands and gilt head and tail lines. Very minor scattered foxing. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, and in great condition. Three fold out plates in back. <br><br>This is the second edition of a piece written by the "father of modern chemistry". A few of Lavoisiers contributions to science are that he found and termed both oxygen and hydrogen, helped construct the metric system, and put together the first extensive list of elements.<br> Please see our pictures. Ships daily.

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        Briefwechsel mit seinem Sohne. Während dem Aufenthalte des Letztern in Dresden und Rom, in den Jahren 1784-85 und 1787-88

      Bern, Geßner 1801. 18 cm. (6), 332 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz von König nach Meyer. Marmorierter Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeten Fileten und Innenkanten und marmorierten Vorsätzen - Goed. IV/I, 81, 1 alpha - Leemann, Geßner S. 140 - Lonchamp 1202 - Erstausgabe. Antiqua-Ausgabe, gleichzeitig mit der Fraktur-Ausgabe erschienen. Frontispiz mit Ansicht von Geßners Sommerwohnung im Sihlwald. Etwas berieben, Kapitale angestoßen, Lederbezug über den Gelenken abgerieben, Rückenschild teilweise abgeblättert, gestochenes Wappen-Exlibris für G. Wüthrich (Bern) -

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; in Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed Undertaken by His Majesty&#39;s Command, Principally with a View to Ascertain the Existence of Any Navigable Communication Between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans and Performed in the Years 1790,1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham

      London: Printed for John Stockdale 1801, 1st Octavo edition. () 410; 418; 435; 417; 454; 412; (2). Very good. Octavo (14 X 21 cm.) 6 volumes. Bound in 19th century half calf and paper covered boards. All of the board edges have been reinforced with vellum when the binding was done. Volume one has been rebacked to match the rest of the set. Red leather labels. The contents are generally clean with some general soiling throughout. The plates have moderate foxing mainly to the edges. External joints a bit tender on the odd volume but not really a problem. A New edition, with Corrections. Seventeen folding plates and two folding maps with the large folding map housed in a custom slip case to match the rest of the set. The large folding maps has been backed with linen at an early date. The back of the linen has been heavily stained but the front image is good. Hill p.304. One of the most important voyages made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver who had been with Cook on his second and third voyages, was made commander of an expedition to reclaim Britain&#39;s rights after the Nootka convention. Sailing by way of Cape of Good Hope, Vancouver made his way to Australia where he discovered King George&#39;s Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California, visited San Francisco and San Diego, settled formalities with the Spanish at Nootka, investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca, discovered the Strait of Georgia, circumnavigated Vancouver Island, and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay. The work would be completed by his brother John, assisted by Captain Peter Puget, George having died before the narrative was finished. Bookplate of R. Pilkington on the front paste down of each volume. This second edition like the first has become very scarce and has disappeared from the market..

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        CODE DES DELITS ET DES PEINES. Avec Los additionnelles postérieures; plusieurs Décisions du Directoire, et Lettres du Ministre de la Justice y relatives: terminé par une Table alphabétique. 2 tomos.

      - A Paris, Chez Garnery, 1801, 11x17, 2 tomos: VIII-172 págs. y XVIII-262 págs. Encuadernados en plena piel de época con hierros dorados en lomera. (53874).

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        [Arte de la lengua Zebuana.]

      [Sampaloc, Franciscan Convent, c. 1801?4.] 4to, pp. 616, [15], printed on rice paper; some browning, a few closed tears (without loss except for one or two letters on 30*2), repaired tears in four leaves (B1, D1, Q1 and 334, without loss), but a very well preserved copy in modern red morocco, gilt edges. First edition, very rare. This extensive work is the first study of the language of the island of Cebu, one of the largest of the Bisayan islands of the central Philippines. It was printed in secret, without a title-page and probably in limited numbers, after a manuscript by Francisco Encina (1715?1760), an Augustinian who had served in the parishes of Argao and Opon in Cebu. Towards the end is a chapter (?De la poesia Zebuana?) which discusses the prosody and figures of Cebuano verse forms. Palau and Retana differ on the date of publication, the former giving 1804 and the latter 1801. A manuscript note on the flyleaf of the Harvard copy indicates that the type used for this work is the same as that used for Martínez de Zuñiga?s Historia de las Islas Philipinas (Sampaloc, 1803). Medina, Manila 396; Palau 79565; Retana 4133; Streit VI 1309. OCLC records six copies (British Library, John Carter Brown, Harvard, National Library of China, University of New Mexico and Yale). Relacion de la valorosa defensa de los naturals Bisayas del pueblo de Palompong en la Ysla de Leyte, de la Provincia de Catbalogan en las Yslas Philipinas, que hicieron contra las Armas Mahometanas de Ylanos, y Malanos, en el mes de junio de 1754. [Manila, Imprenta en la Compania de Jesus, 1755.] 8vo, pp. [14], printed on rice paper; lightly browned; the first two leaves minimally chipped; a very good copy in contemporary local patterned wrappers; label removed from upper cover, with small portion of wrapper torn away; preserved in a modern marbled paper case; from the ?Colección Hispano Ultramarina? of Antonio Graiño, with his bookplate and shelf-mark on upper inner wrapper. First edition. An extremely rare Philippine imprint. The account of the ?brave defense of the native Vesayans in the town of Polompong on the island of Leyte, who fought against the Muslims from Ilanos and Melanaoes? was most probably a firsthand account by the local Jesuit priest. There were several incursions by the Moros on the island of Leyte in 1754 which prior to this incident resulted in the burning to the ground of its two largest towns ? Sogod and Maasim ? and other villages. This account describes how the residents of Palompon defended themselves after having sought refuge in the local church. Although the town was pillaged and houses burnt to the ground, most of its inhabitants escaped death or capture for enslavement. The stone church, which had to be large enough to hold the entire community in worship, was also large enough to protect them all in a siege. Bibliotheca Filipina 2296; Blair LIII, 127; Streit VI 1099. Not found in OCLC.

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        Voyage de découvertes, à l&#39;océan Pacifique du nord, et autour du monde, exécuté pendant les années 1790. 1795

      Paris., (1801-2).. b/w plates, maps. Second French edition, and the first in this format, of Vancouver&#146;s important voyage to the northwest coast. The views include the Mission of San Carlos, and the Presidio of Monterey, probably the first published views of California. The important Map of New Albion shows the California coast from San Diego to San Francisco. The atlas volume is complete with 17 views, 1 small map and 8 folding maps. Howes V-23. Vancouver had served on Cook&#146;s second and third voyages, and was sent to this area to reclaim British territorial rights. Bound in original paper wrappers, uncut, with one paper spine label lacking. Two of the text volumes reinforced with brown paper. Some chipping and staining, but unusual in original wrappers, and very good condition inside.

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        Views in Egypt, from the Original Drawings in the Possession of Sir Robert Ainslie,

      London: R. Bowyer,, 1801. taken during his Embassy to Constantinople. Folio (463 × 320 mm) Contemporary streaked calf, gilt panelling to the boards, neatly rebacked, marbled edges and endpapers. 48 hand-coloured aquatints. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of Mrs William Pigen to the dedication leaf and plate list. Somewhat rubbed on the boards with restoration at the corners, hinges lined with linen, some browning, some offsetting, but overall very good. First edition, plates watermarked 1794 and 1801; originally issued in 12 parts. Of German-Italian origins, Luigi Mayer studied with Piranesi in Rome, and was later in the service of the king of Naples, for whom he produced a series of views of Sicily. In 1792 he was hired in Constantinople as resident artist to a young Englishman touring the Levant, and joined the entourage of Sir Robert Ainslie, British ambassador to the Sublime Porte, 1776-94. On publication this work was extremely popular, Mayer&#39;s views being widely praised for their accuracy and interest, showing as they do the landscape, architecture, antiquities and costume of a region which was the focus of much interest following the campaigns of the previous years. The aquatints were executed by Thomas Milton, great-nephew of John Milton, who studied engraving under William Woollett, the pre-eminent practitioner of his era. The artist-educator W. Bell Scott considered that Milton had "a unique power of distinguishing the foliage of trees and the texture of bodies, especially water, as it never had been done before, and never will be done again" (Autobiographical Notes, quoted in DNB).

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        De l&#39;éducation d&#39;un homme sauvage,

      Paris: chez Goujon fils,, 1801. ou des premiers développemens physiques et moraux du jeune sauvage de l&#39;Aveyron. Octavo (197 × 126 cm). Later blue paper wrappers, edges trimmed. Etched portrait frontispiece depicting the Wild Boy; signed as usual by the author and the publisher on the title verso. Very faint foxing to some leaves, a very good copy. First edition of Itard&#39;s first account of his attempted education of Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron. Itard was a French physician noted for his work with deaf-mutes, but his attempts to educate Victor were a failure. Some have considered this to be the first documented case of autism. Though that diagnosis is controversial, Victor of Aveyron is probably the best-known feral child of the Enlightenment era, made famous more recently through François Truffaut&#39;s film L&#39;Enfant Sauvage.

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        De l&#39;education d&#39;un homme sauvage, ou des premiers developpemens physiques et moraux du jeune sauvage de l&#39;Aveyron [The Wild Boy of Aveyron]

      Paris: Goujon fils, An X., [1801]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition of this famous work. Jean Itard (1774-1838) was a French doctor who was known as an educator of deaf-mutes. He tried to test his educational theories in the celebrated case of Victor - The Wild Boy - of Aveyron. The boy was found in the woods in a feral state and was believed to have lived there for years. Itard worked to make the boy "normal," but failed. In this first report Itard was optimistic about the feral child&#39;;s prospects for language acquisition and socialization. In his 1807 second report his conclusions were much more pessimistic, as even after a number of years of intensive education the boy had been unable to learn to speak. Itard&#39;;s methods, described in his two reports, were based upon the philosopher Condillac&#39;;s analytical approach to the acquisition of knowledge, which had been used with success in the teaching of deaf-mutes. However, Itard created a new system of pedagogy in adapting this approach to the needs of this extraordinary boy. [Haskell Norman Catalog 1144]. A small octavo bound in modern marbled brown paper covered boards with gilt-stamped spine. Lacking the frontispiece portrait of the "Wild Boy" and trimmed a bit closely at the top margin, otherwise very good with minor foxing. With two minor early corrections to pages 45-46 and an early marginal ink comment to page 7. Signed as usual by Itard and Goujon on the verso of the title page to prevent piracy. 100 pages.

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        RECUEIL ET PARALLELE DES EDIFICES EN TOUT GENRE, ANCIENS ET MODERNES, REMARQUABLES PAR LEUR BEAUTE, PAR LEUR GRANDEUR OU PAR LEU

      Paris. Good+. 1801. First Edition. Hardcover. Elephant folio 28" x 21". 90 full page engraved plates. Half black leather cover with 6 raised bands and gilt spine decor has heavy wear to extremities. 2" separation along top and bottom of spine strip. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Engraved plates have mild foxing, mostly to the border areas. Plates are overall in Very Good condition. ; 92 pages .

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        Le Jeu du Prince des Sotz Et Mere Sotte

      Paris: Joue aux Halles de Paris, le Mardy Gras, 1801. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Limited Edition on Handmade Paper, Very good condition half black leather green & yellow marbled boards, gilt rules to boards, bright gilt ornate stamping and title to spine. Spine somewhat rubbed, as are the edges, and joint leather; gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers, interior is pink laid-paper, quite clean w/bright text, minor spotting to early/late flyleaves. Binding is strong and tight, illustration to title-page. A lovely title, especially in light of its age. 58 pp. In French. French. FRE/12093.

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        Lettres à Emilie sur la mythologie en 2 volumes complete

      Chez Ant. Aug. Renouard, Paris, 1801. in8 plein veau ancien marbre Demoustier a été l&#39; égal de Racine et La Fontaine, il a écrit cet ouvrage pour donner aux femmes l&#39;accès à la science et de la fable et il peut tenir compte de son opinion sur la manipulation de Rousseau envers les femmes. .

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD. PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788...TO WHICH ARE ADDED, A VOYAGE FROM MANILLA TO CALIFORNIA, BY DON ANTONIO MAURELLE: AND AN ABSTRACT OF THE VOYAGE AND DISCOVERIES OF THE LATE CAPT. G. VANCOUVER

      Boston: Printed for Joseph Bumstead, 1801.. 333pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked in matching style, spine gilt, gilt morocco label. Contemporary ownership signature of "Elisha Whitney Junior" on front free fly leaf. Foxing and tanning. A good plus copy. The rare first American edition of one of the most important Pacific voyages. The La Pérouse account was first published in Paris in French in 1797, and in English in 1798. This is one of the earliest Pacific voyages to appear in an American edition and, published much less modestly than the French and British editions, would have been the way that the average American would have learned about La Pérouse&#39;s important surveys of the Pacific coast and his descriptions of native Americans there. This is also the first American version (although only a précis) of Vancouver&#39;s voyage, first published in London in 1798. The 1781 voyage of the Spanish naval officer Francisco Antonio Mourelle (incorrectly spelled in this edition&#39;s title) went from the Philippines to the South Pacific, where he explored in the vicinity of New Guinea and the Tonga Islands, before sailing on to Mexico. Howes is inaccurate in his pagination of this edition, and the Hill copy contains a map that was added later. HILL 976. SABIN 38966. HOWES L93. FORBES 331. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 789. FERGUSON 333. KROEPELIEN 1331.

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        VOYAGE DANS LA HAUTE PENSYLVANIE ET DANS L&#39;ETAT DE NEW YORK PAR UN MEMBRE ADOPTIF DE LA NATION ONEIDA TRADUIT ET PUBLIE PAR L&#39;AUTEUR DES LETTRES D&#39;UN CULTIVATEUR AMERICAN. With: Signed - JOURNEY INTO NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK

      Paris: De L&#39;Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Maradan, 1801 Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume Jean de. .JOURNEY INTO NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1964. Translated by Clarissa Spencer Bostelmann. Her Copy. First Edition. Tall 8vo., 619pp. An excellent copy in dustwrapper. The first complete English translation of Crevecoeur&#39;s monumental oeuvre. CSB&#39;s presentation, inscribed to her mother on the ffe: "For my Mother, / peerless inspiration / Devotedly / Clarissa / April 1964". Mrs. C. S. Bostelmann small blue address sticker at the top of the ffe with 6 lines of relevant manuscript notes at the bottom. "More than a book of travel , Journey...expresses Crevecoeur&#39;s belief in the corruption of Old World civilization and his prophecy that the American Revolution would bring harmony, abundance, and democracy. This is a book rich in early American lore." Custom TBCL Slipcase. With:    Crevecoeur, Michel-Guillaume St. Jean de. VOYAGE DANS LA HAUTE PENSYLVANIE ET DANS L&#39;ETAT DE NEW YORK PAR UN MEMBRE ADOPTIF DE LA NATION ONEIDA TRADUIT ET PUBLIE PAR L&#39;AUTEUR DES LETTRES D&#39;UN CULTIVATEUR AMERICAN. Paris: De L&#39;Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Maradan, 1801. First Edition. Three Octavo Volumes: [xxxii], 1-427; [xiv], 434; [xii], 409, [1], pp., eleven finely engraved plates, both views and maps of which 7 are folding. A very good lightly rubbed set in solid antiquarian condition; with the text blocks clean & fresh & free of blemish. The translator, Clarissa Spencer Bostelmann&#39;s set with strong original provenance; the bookplate of Samuel W. Pennypacker [1843 - 1916 / Governor of Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1907, Americanist, President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania] on the front pastedown of each volume.  These volumes are finely printed and illustrated. Of special note are: the portrait of Washington engraved from a cameo executed by Madame Brehan in NY (1789); the powerful pictures of an Onondaga sachem and Koohassen ,an Oneida warrior; and the fine maps & plans, including a large folding map of the Southern United States, engraved by Tardieu. "Original work of this author, presented under the guise of a translation." - Howes Only his initials appear at the end of the dedication to George Washington. "This work is distinguished by its valuable details on the aboriginal tribes, and their gradual disappearance. No other writer has so well described the Indian great councils, or assemblies, where they deliberate on their public interests.". Howes C884; Sabin 17501; Brunet II, 424    Crevecoeur [1731-1813] traveled widely in America after the French & Indian War, and became a naturalized citizen in 1765. In the Revolution he chose the Loyalist side, and during the War he resided in France. During this separation from his adopted home he wrote: LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER. "This volume was more widely read in England & Europe and had a greater influence in attracting its readers to America than any other book of the period" - Vail 674. When he returned to America in 1783 he found that his home had been burnt by Indians, and that his wife and children were gone. This present work was written during the difficult years of the French Revolution. It was intended to be merely a fourth volume of the "Letters From an American Farmer", but Crevecoeur eventually created an entirely new work. In its pages one discovers the final evolution of his ideas, intimate observations, and dreams about America. It is filled with details on the gradual disappearance of the aboriginal tribes and the great Indian Councils. He also had intimate knowledge of the characters of the founding fathers. Crevecoeur was, for many years, the French Consul in New York and enjoyed the friendship of Washington, Franklin, and other leaders. The author spent nearly 25 years in America, saw Washington, in 1774, come to the first Congress fresh from his farm, witnessed his extraordinary career, and in 1797, saw him return to private life as an agriculturalist.   . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        VOYAGE DANS LA HAUTE PENSYLVANIE ET DANS L&#39;ÉTAT DE NEW-YORK... PAR UN MEMBRE ADOPTIF DE LA NATION ONÉIDA. TRADUIT ET PUBLIÉ PAR L&#39;AUTEUR DES LETTRES D&#39;UN CULTIVATEUR AMÉRICAIN

      Paris. 1801.. Three volumes. xxxi,[1],427; xiii,[1],434; xii,409,[1]pp. plus four folding tables, four folding maps, and seven plates (four folding). Half title in each volume. Modern three- quarter tan calf and marbled boards, spine labels gilt. Occasional tanning, but very neat and clean. A near fine set. The first edition of this little-known work by Crèvecoeur, which was not translated into English until the 1960s. A German edition appeared in 1802. Despite the wording in the title, this is an original work by Crèvecoeur, offered under the guise of a translation. The author spent twenty-four years in North America and contributed some of the finest literature of the Revolutionary era. The present work is largely devoted to the Indians of the Pennsylvania frontier in the period before the arrival of Europeans in that region. Unfairly overlooked at the time of its publication, the work presents much interesting and important information. Recent scholars (see THE WILLIAM & MARY QUARTERLY issue cited below) have placed Crèvecoeur&#39;s LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER... and his short study of the Caribbean firmly in the school of the 18th- century philosophers interested in "global anthropology" and "cultural geography." The present work, focused as it is on the characteristics and customs of American Indians, would seem to be a further important contribution by Crèvecoeur to that movement. "This work is distinguished by its valuable details on the aboriginal tribes, and their gradual disappearance. No other writer has so well described the Indian great councils, or assemblies, where they deliberate on their public interests" - Sabin. A number of the plates are handsome depictions of Indian chiefs and warriors, and ancient fortifications. The frontispiece portrait in the first volume is of George Washington, to whom the VOYAGE... is dedicated. The well- executed maps are detailed renderings of the eastern and southern United States, Niagara, and the Great Lakes region. HOWES C884. SABIN 17501. FIELD 388. MONAGHAN 503. BRINLEY SALE 3047. Christopher Iannini, "&#39;The Itinerant Man&#39;: Crevecoeur&#39;s Caribbean, Raynal&#39;s Revolution, and the Fate of Atlantic Cosmopolitanism" in THE WILLIAM & MARY QUARTERLY, Vol. LXI, No. 2, April 2004, pp.201-34.

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        SELECT PIECES BY BENJ. FRANKLIN BOUND ALONG WITH POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN CUNNINGHAM [G]

      London: George Nicholson, Et Al. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1801. Presumed 1st. Hardcover. AMERICANA; Benjamin Franklin; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Engravings; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 59, 27, 24, 12, 4, 4, 4, 80 pages; 3/4 red calf over marbled boards, marbled end papers, some foxing to title page, lightly rubbed extremities. Else clean throughout. Provenance H Austin DeVies[? ], contemporarily signed. Illustrated by various textural cuts [4] and engraved title pages [4]. Includes PRELIMINARY ADDRESS TO POOR RICHARD&#39;S ALMANAC, various MORAL TALES, etc. Also bound in POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN CUNNINGHAM, C Cooke, no date but contemporary, with full page engraved frontis [1]. Benjamin Franklin is generally considered one of America&#39;s most versatile and talented statesmen, scientists, and philosophers. His achievements include publisher of Poor Richard&#39;s Almanac and many articles on political, economic, religious, philosophical and scientific subjects. He was the inventor of bifocals, the Franklin stove, lightening rod, he was one of the signers of the &#39;Declaration of Independence&#39;, and the founder of, what is now the University of Pennsylvania. Scarce, no copies found OCLC. 1804 copy found in Library of Congress. Adt&#39;l graphics of book exterior and frontis available. .

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        Tales of Wonder

      London - W. Bulmer and Co. for the author, 1801 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this collection ofhorrorpoems and ballads, which include some of Walter Scott&#39;s earliest poems. Also with eight poems by Robert Southey, one by John Leyden and nine by Matthew Gregory Lewis. Scott&#39;s Glenfinlas, Eve of St John, and his translations of Leonara and The Wild Huntsman first appeared in these volumes. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-calf bindings. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        PERPETUAL LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS CONSTITUTION, IN THE YEAR 1780, TO FEBRUARY, 1807... 4 VOLUMES

      Boston: Isaiah Thomas, 1801. ...Publishing dates are 1801 and 1807...[Vol. I November, 1780, to March, 1788 - 6, 452 pgs., Vol. II June, 1788, to June, 1798 - 510 pgs., Vol. III January, 1799, to November, 1800 - 247 pgs., 56 page index to Vols. I, II, and III, and Vol.IV(FIRST EDITION) January, 1801, to February, 1807 - 6, 404 pgs., 66 page index to all four volumes]..."WITH THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND OF THE COMMONWEALTH, PREFIXED. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX CONTAINING ACTS AND CLAUSES OF ACTS, FROM THE LAWS OF THE LATE COLONY..."... Compiled by Isaiah Thomas and Printed at Boston by Isaiah Thomas and E.T. Andrews...The third volume contains an index to the first three volumes and a fourth volume was added in 1807 which contains an index to the first four volumes...COMPREHENSIVE AND SCARCE SERIES OF MASSACHUSETTS LAWS FROM SHORTLY AFTER THE WRITING OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION TO 1807...Original calf leather bindings with original spines and title labels...PROVENANCE OF THIS SET CAN BE TRACED TO JOSIAH ADAMS. HE WAS EDUCATED AT HARVARD, BECAME A LAWYER AND LIVED IN FRAMINGHAM , MA. HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF FRAMINGHAM&#39;S FIRST BANK AND CONSIDERED THE SQUIRE OF FRAMINGHAM. THE SET WAS THEN OWNED BY JONATHAN MAYNARD WHO FOUGHT IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AT BUNKER HILL AND WAS CONSIDERED FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETT&#39;S MOST PROMINENT CITIZEN BETWEEN THE PERIOD OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE RAILROAD. HE DIED IN 1835. THE OWNERSHIP CAN THEN BE TRACED TO MR. CHARLES RUSSELL TRAIN , ALSO BORN IN FRAMINGHAM, MA..HE WAS A U.S. CONGRESSMAN IN THE 36TH AND 37TH CONGRESS AND VOLUNTEERED DURING THE CIVIL WAR AND WAS AN AIDE DE CAMP TO GEN. MCCLELLAN. HE ALSO SERVED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL IN MA. IN 1871-1878. THE SET FINALLY RESIDED WITH MR. C. C. ESTY WHO WAS ACTIVE IN THE FIELD OF GENEALOGY AND HE DONATED THE SET TO THE FRAMINGHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE SOCIETY MAINTAINED IT FOR OVER 100 YEARS AND IT WAS ONLY DE- ACCESSED IN 2006. THE NOTATIONS ON THE INSIDE COVER AND FRONT FREE ENDPAPER OF EACH VOLUME GIVE THE 200 YEAR PROVENANCE OF THIS SET. ... Bindings tight...Toning...Dampstain to bottom right corner of Vol. I...Some scuffing to leather boards...SHAW & SHOEMAKER 895. SABIN 45932. . Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Livre du Marriage,

      49, Rue Richelieu, Paris: L. Curmer (Henri Leon) 1801-1870, 1838 Contenant Les Ceremonies et la Messe du Mariage, Les Ceremonies du Bapteme, La Messe des Relevailles, avec des lectures Edifiantes Tirees des Orateurs Chretiens, etc.In cream silk covers with decorative tooling, armorial device and initials in gilt within a double ruled gilt box, corners and edges lightly rubbed and worn. Spine, title and tooling in gilt, edges very lightly rubbed, top joint worn slightly. Internally, attractive gilt borders, silk endpapers, Baronial bookplate to fpd, label to verso fep (Susse Freres, Place de la Bourse 31, Passage des Panoramas 8, Paris), half title, tissue guarded frontis and additional title page with coloured vignette present, title page with coloured vignette, [30], 364 pp, 4 plates, + additional tp, + 1 loosely inserted trimmed plate, numerous floral boundaries and small vignettes, text block edges in gilt, text mostly in French, some in Latin and French in double columns. A sumptuous production! and dare I say rare!!

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES A. BAYARD, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM DELAWARE, TO HIS COUSIN, SAMUEL BAYARD]

      Washington [D.C.]. Jan. 30, 1801.. [3]pp. written on a single bifolium. Old folds, two small tears, minor soiling. Else very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt, leather labels. A remarkable letter from the elector in the U.S. House of Representatives who decided the outcome of the presidential election of 1800, James A. Bayard (1767- 1815), writing to his cousin, Samuel Bayard. Bayard&#39;s parents died when he was young and he was raised with his uncle&#39;s family, so Samuel was more like a brother to him. He was elected to Congress as a Federalist from Delaware in 1796. In the letter he discusses three topics of the greatest contemporary interest: the appointment of judges contemplated by President John Adams before he left office, the deadlocked presidential election, and living conditions in the fledgling city of Washington, D.C. Bayard first addresses judicial appointments. His older cousin, Samuel Bayard, had served as clerk of the Supreme Court in 1791-94 and hoped for a federal judgeship; James promised to lobby: "What is in my power shall be done to accomplish the wishes you have expressed. It is impossible for me to give you any assurance of success. We know of no scale nor even principle of influence with the President [John Adams]. It is harsh to say his appointments are the result of mere caprice, but in fact they are generally unaccountable. Nobody knows who advised nor what motive induced. "It is generally thought no one is ever consulted. "I have spoken to Mr. G[ouverneur] Morris, but I am sure he can do you little good. I will speak to the Chief Justice Marshall who can be more serviceable, I will do what I have never done before, ask the favor of the President either in word or writing." Bayard was good to his word, and on Feb. 8 met personally with the President to press his cousin&#39;s case. In the end, Samuel Bayard was not made one of the famous "Midnight Judges" whom Adams appointed the day before he left office, possibly because of James Bayard&#39;s role in Jefferson&#39;s election. Bayard then compares life in the infant town of Washington with Philadelphia, painting a grim picture of its crowding and cost: "The means of sustenance are in sufficient plenty, but we have none of the elegant pleasures of our former residence. I am lodged at Stille&#39;s Hotel with upwards of thirty gentlemen of the two houses and we set down to dinner seldom with less than forty persons. The life is something in the style of the Camp. The expense is exorbitant. I pay 23 dollars a week for self servant & wood & then there are a thousand &cs...." Bayard then turns to the burning question of the hour, the deadlocked presidential contest between Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson. He writes: "...We are much agitated with the question of President. The federalists have generally decided to support Mr. B[urr] and it is like upon the first ballot his will have six votes, Mr. J[efferson] eight. It is thought notwithstanding that there is an equal chance of his elevation. "The State of Delaware in this business stands upon the same ground with the ancient dominion, and what increases her importance has the power of preserving the union from the terrible situation of being without a head. It is difficult to offer a conjecture as to the result of the votes of the House of Representatives. One member one way & three the other can turn the scale on either side." James Bayard knew exactly what he was talking about, for he was in a unique position; as the only elector from Delaware, a change in his vote alone would give the election to Jefferson. He had already been heavily lobbied to do so by, of all people, Alexander Hamilton, who had decided that Jefferson was the best of bad choices. Writing to Bayard on Jan. 16, he had argued that if Jefferson&#39;s policies were bad, he would be moderate and that he was "not capable of being corrupted." Burr, on the other hand, Hamilton called "one of the most unprincipled men in the United States." Hamilton&#39;s biographer notes: "James A. Bayard was the key, occupying the most strategic position of any one man in the House." When balloting began on Feb. 11, 1801, Bayard at first voted for Burr: "...On the first thirty- five ballots, Jefferson secured the votes of eight states, Burr of six (all controlled by Bayard&#39;s Federalist colleagues); two states, equally divided between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans, cast no votes. Thus neither contender gained the majority of states voting - nine being needed for election. As Delaware&#39;s single representative, Bayard was in a position to give or deny the outcome to Jefferson, whom Bayard deeply distrusted. Withstanding intense pressure from fellow Federalists, Bayard precipitated a conclusion by submitting a blank ballot on the thirty-sixth ballot. Bayard&#39;s action led one other delegation to do the same and the Federalists in two others to withdraw, thus allowing Jefferson to become president with the vote of ten states. Bayard...explained his actions simply: because, he wrote, of the &#39;imperious necessity&#39; of running &#39;no risk of the Constitution,&#39; he would not &#39;exclude Jefferson at the expense of the Constitution.&#39; By acting thus to end the nation&#39;s first major constitutional crisis, he performed one of the earliest and arguably one of the greatest acts of absolute constitutionalism in the nation&#39;s history" - ANB. Bayard later maintained that he had personally gone to Jefferson and offered a deal: he would throw the election to Jefferson if the latter promised not to remove Federalist officeholders. Jefferson always denied there was a deal, but his moderation in this regard suggests there may well have been. Bayard stated further that he offered the same deal to Burr, who would not take it. Whether there was a deal, or Bayard simply followed Hamilton&#39;s advice, has never been settled. If there was a deal, and John Adams knew of it, it may have cost Samuel Bayard his proposed federal judgeship. A remarkable letter from one of the key players in the election and Constitutional crisis of 1801. It is not in Bayard&#39;s published correspondence. ANB 2, pp.363-64. James A. Bayard, PAPERS OF JAMES A. BAYARD (1913), passim. Robert Hendrickson, HAMILTON, Vol. 2, pp.527-28.

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        Systême des animaux sans vertèbres ou Tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d&#39;après la considération de leurs rapports naturels et de leur organisation ... Précédé du discours d&#39;ouverture du Cours de Zoologie. ... par J. B. Lamarck. An IX -

      Paris, Deterville 1801. 8, 432, (2 Seiten = 402 b) mit 8 Tabellen (davon 6 ausfaltbar), Leder der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeten Stehkanten und marmorierten Vorsätzen - Dibner I 194 - Junk 285 - Garrison / M. 215.5 - Lamarck war einer der bedeutendsten Biologen Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts, prägte den Begriff Biologie und erdachte eine eigene Evolutionstheorie. "From his work grew a sense of natural sequence for living organism in which a long ladder showed little change of species from species" (Dibner I). "Erstausgabe seines wohl wichtigsten Werkes, in dem bereits die Fundamente seiner 8 Jahre später erschienenen "Philosophie Zoologique" enthalten sind" (Junk). "... contains Lamarck&#39;s first published statement of the theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics" (G/M). Vorderes Gelenk und Ecken restauriert, bis Seite 250 in der unteren Blatthälfte schwacher Feuchtigkeitsrand - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        FRAGMENTS, BEING ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANNERS, INCIDENTS, AND PHRASEOLOGY OF HOLY SCRIPTURE:

      principally selected from the most esteemed and authentic voyages and travels into the east; with additional remarks, observations, and plates, intended as a continued appendix to Calmet's Dictionary of the the Holy Bible. 3 parts only (4)? first and last part dated 1801, the second part dated 1799. Two volumes bound in one, divided into 3 sections, each with a hundred 'fragments', each section with its own title page and engraved frontispiece. SECOND EDITION, 1801. 4to, approximatley 275 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 3 engraved frontispieces, 87 engraved plates, some folding, 7 folding maps, pages: [4],1-156, [4], 1-196, [4], 1-192 plus 8 pages of index, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with gilt rules and contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels. Covers lightly scuffed and lightly scratched, corners slightly worn, inner paper hinges repaired, very occasional pale stains to text, a few short closed margin tears, faint water-staining to some plates, frontispiece to second section slightly trimmed on the fore-edge, not affecting image, closed tear across 1 plate, not touching image, repaired on blank side. Binding tight and firm, no loose pages. A very good copy of a scarce book. No copies listed in the major UK libraries. See OCLC World Catalogue. Augustin Calmet (1672-1757) was a Benedictine monk, a Biblical scholar, and teacher of philosophy and theology. His dictionary of the Holy Bible was first published in Paris in 1722 and translated into English and published London, 3 volumes folio, 1732. It was the first great Bible dictionary of its kind. Fragments first published in 1797, complements it with 300 supplementary 'fragments' of information on a very wide range of topics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING

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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. WITH AN APPENDIX

      New York: Printed by M.L. & W.A. Davis - For Furman & Loudon, 1801.. 392pp. plus frontispiece portrait, folding plate, folding map, and folding table. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Extremities lightly worn, boards lightly scuffed. Later ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Small tear in gutter-margin of map. Lightly foxed. Very good. The self-styled "third American edition," although there were actually five American editions published before this one. NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime. It has been called "one of America&#39;s first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." It was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. The portrait of Jefferson was engraved by John Scoles, and is pictured and described in Cunningham&#39;s THE IMAGE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON IN THE PUBLIC EYE.... This is only the second American edition of Jefferson&#39;s NOTES... with a map. The map which accompanies this copy is the Samuel Lewis map of Virginia, printed in New York in 1794. This is the same map which accompanies the 1794 New York edition, the first American edition of the NOTES... to have a map. This edition also includes a view of the Natural Bridge in Virginia. HOWES J78. Noble E. Cunningham, Jr., THE IMAGE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON IN THE PUBLIC EYE, pp.16-17. SABIN 35906. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 722. CLARK I:262. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON&#39;S LIBRARY 4167. ADAMS, THE EYE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 57.

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        Notes on the State of Virginia

      NY: M.L. & W.A. Davis For Furman and Loudon, 1801. Hardcover. Very Good. Third American Edition. (v), 392pp.; folding map and chart. A very god copy recently rebound in full calf with new endpapers, retaining the originals. Map and chart prsent and in very god condition. Old ink library number on verso of title page, otherwise internally clean.

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